Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

Antonio Gates or Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Antonio Gates
Antonio Gates SD
at ARI  Mon, 10:20 ET
Expert Pick %
91%
9%
ECR
# 7
# 16
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 16
# 43
Ave Projection (?)
13.5
11.1
Best
15.4
15.1
Worst
11.3
7.1
Opponent
TB
ARI
Points Allowed (?)
8.0
14.3
Expert Pick %
91%
9%
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ECR
# 7
# 16
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 16
# 43
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
8
6
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
16
7
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
11
7
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
12
8
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
6
8
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
4
8
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
7
9
Scott Cullen
TSN
5
9
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
10
9
Bill Enright
FFChamps
11
10
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
12
10
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5
10
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
9
10
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
5
10
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
6
10
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
4
10
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
15
11
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
8
11
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
4
11
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7
11
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
7
11
Micah James
FFMagicMan
6
11
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
8
12
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
11
17
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
6
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
16
13
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
5
13
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
7
14
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
7
14
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
7
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
6
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
14
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
13
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
6
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
6
14
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
7
14
Jim McCormick
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7
14
Brendan Donahue
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7
15
Dave Major
XN Sports
8
15
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
6
15
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Juan Elway
14
15
Ryan Hodge
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6
15
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14
15
Joseph Dolan
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7
15
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7
15
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6
16
Scott Spratt
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4
16
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10
16
Staff Rankings
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11
16
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5
16
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9
16
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4
16
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10
16
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12
17
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
12
17
R.J. White
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5
17
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Tags Fantasy Football
10
17
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
15
17
Ken Zalis
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8
17
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Revelation Sports
6
17
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
5
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
2
18
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
6
18
Seth Klein
Razzball
5
18
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
18
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
5
18
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Pro Football Focus
11
19
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
6
19
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
19
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
19
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
6
19
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
19
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
9
20
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
7
21
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
7
21
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
12
21
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
3
21
Wayne Bretsky
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5
21
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12
22
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
3
22
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
22
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
5
22
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
23
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
6
23
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
14
23
R.C. Fischer
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10
23
John Halpin
Fox Sports
7
23
Patrick Thorman
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11
25
Mike Harmon
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15
25
David Gonos
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7
27
Greg Smith
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9
28
Maurile Tremblay
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3
29
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
6
33
David Dodds
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12
43
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
5
N/A
Brent Namejko
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6
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
7
N/A
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
7
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
7
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
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10
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
13.5
11.1
Best
15.4
15.1
Worst
11.3
7.1
Receptions
4.4
4.1
Rec Yards
47.5
45.8
Rec TDs
0.7
0.4
Ave Targets / Game
6.8
7.1
Total Targets
109.0
114.0
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Tight ends seem to fare well against Lovie's Cover-2 scheme.
Despite mixed returns over the past 2 years, ARI was the worst team against TEs last year, and their LBs are still awful in coverage. Get Gates in your lineup.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Olsen is as steady as they come and QB Cam Newton is going to have to target him a ton with the lack of depth at tight end. Hopefully Cam Newton is healthy enough to target him, it is the reason Olsen is outside my Top 10.
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Olsen had 106 yards and a touchdown last season against the Bucs but questions surround how ready Cam Newton will be after being out of practice so long.
*Falling Star* - Gates is now considered 50/50 after hurting himself during Saturday's pratctice. If he does play, Gates may have a chance at a red zone score as he takes on the worst defense against opposing tight ends a season ago.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Olsen is Cam's best weapon so he should at least get targeted quite a bit.
Gates is old but he's not dead. No Daryl Washington leaves the door open for a sneaky week 1.